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Swiss Chard & Runner Beans with Pine Nuts and Currants

Garden beans. Garden swiss chard. Garden carrots. Garden beets. Nothing like fresh produce straight from the backyard.

This is a dish I created because I wanted to use up as much of the stuff I had just picked from my parents garden as possible.

I made it for a friend who came over for dinner and she absolutely loved it as did I.  I hope you will too.  I had to make it again a few days later it was so good, not to mention that because I went back to my parents for a couple nights and so was blessed with more fresh produce. Continue reading

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Almond and Hemp Seed Granola

Granola has been something that I have been wanting to make for quite a while. This week I finally did.

So many different ingredient combinations possible for granola. I kept it pretty simple for my first time. It turned out great and I can’t wait to try more variations. Continue reading

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Cinnamon Nutmeg Oatmeal


Memories of Oatmeal

I remember making oatmeal as a child.  It involved opening up a little package of flavoured Quaker instant oats, putting it in a bowl and pouring boiling water over them. Not the best way to make oatmeal.  I think the flavours were maple and brown sugar, peaches and cream, apple cinnamon and something with raisins.  Not what I call a healthy breakfast.  I used to love my flavoured Quaker instant oats when I was 8 years old.

I also have great memories of eating oatmeal at my grandmother’s house.  I would wake up in the morning and it would already be ready since she would wake up at 5 am or something like that.  I would park myself in front of the TV for cartoons and oatmeal.  I loved it.  however I remember covering my bowl of oatmeal with refined white sugar, dairy milk and some tasty raisins.

I think I went years without eating any oatmeal/porridge.  Until I discovered Jamaican porridge.  I used to eat lunch at this Jamaican Food spot called Mitch’s island grill.  Tiny authentic amazing jamaican place.  More of a food counter than a restaurant.  Mitch used to make a different kind of porridge every morning.  Cornmeal, banana etc.  You had the choice of getting fried dumplings to dip in it.  Also probably not the healthiest breakfast but good.

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